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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,414 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Ford Ranger lights problems

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2002 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 052005

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,250 miles


Turn signals began to fail to flash on occasion. A loud buzzing sound seemed to come from the flasher. A slight pulling back on the indicator stalk will sometimes cause the signals to work. This, however also causes the headlights to flash (flash to pass). The windshield wipers also come on occasionally when the turn signal is activated. Happens with both right and left turn signal. I am awaiting appointment to have repaired.

- Leo, IN, USA

problem #1

Jan 102003


  • 1,578 miles
2002 Ford Ranger, turn signal lever does not engage when turning left (blinker malfunction). The consumer stated the right turn signal did not engage at times, but was less frequent than the left. The dealer failed several attempts to fix the blinker problem before finally giving up.

- San Jose, CA, USA

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